Edinburgh Monuments, the Literary Canon, and Cultural Nationalism: A Comparative Perspective
Building on comparative studies of the "memory landscapes" of cities and monuments, describes three different monument series in Edinburgh, the Canongate Wall at the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood, the flagstone quotations in Makar's Court near the Writers' Museum, and the grouped herms in the Edinburgh Business Park; discusses how the authors included in each series were selected and how each relates to the formal and informal Scottish literary canon; and briefly indicates what comparative scholarship suggests about the relation of such monuments to the development of cultural nationalism.
"Edinburgh Monuments, the Literary Canon, and Cultural Nationalism: A Comparative Perspective,"
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